1. One who provides victuals, or whose business is to make provision for the table; a victualer; a caterer.
2. An officer who formerly provided, or exacted provision, for the king’s household.
3. A procurer; a pimp; a bawd.
Origin: OE. Porveour, OF. Pourveor, F. Pourvoyeur. See Purvey, and cf. Proveditor.